Natalie Voss

Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Monzante Fundraiser Helps Retire a ‘War Horse’

Like many racing fans, Dan Tordjman was filled with anger after reading about the demise of Monzante, the former Grade 1 Eddie Read Handicap winner who was euthanized after breaking down in a $4,000 claiming race. While scanning Twitter, Tordjman got the idea to donate a week’s profits from his handicapping website, Danonymous Racing, to […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: The Day the Million Moved North

In a world where racetracks compete with each other in everything from handle to post times, it’s fairly uncommon that two tracks could work together. This year’s Arlington Million marks the 25th anniversary of the race’s appearance at Woodbine, where it moved after a 1985 fire destroyed Arlington Park. The famous fire raged for 12 […]

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Take Charge Indy Heads Home Amidst Outpouring of Support From Fans

Two weeks after sustaining a lateral condylar fracture to his left foreleg in the Grade 2 Monmouth Cup, Take Charge Indy has left his caretakers at Hogan Equine in New Jersey to take up residence at WinStar Farm in central Kentucky. The Grade 1 winner and millionaire underwent a successful 30-minute surgery to repair the […]

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Pop Quiz brought to you by KY Bred Quality: Joel Rosario

This week, we’re launching a new feature called Pop Quiz, in which we ask well-known racing personalities a series of questions that go beyond the expected and reveal the lighter side of the people who make the industry tick.  Joel Rosario, 28, grabbed headlines this spring with his wins in the Dubai World Cup on […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Continuing the Tradition

Taylor Rice sat completely still aboard 3-year-old Giggle Fit in the stretch of Presque Isle Downs on Sunday … except for her head, which kept turning back to see the field one, two, three and three-quarters lengths behind her. It was Rice’s first start as a jockey, but she may as well have been looking […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: The Animal Crime Institute

In her time as an officer with the Pennsylvania State Police, Colleen Shelly learned very quickly just how complicated the investigation of animal-related crimes can become. Shelly, who worked on several high-profile equine cases, says that beyond their offensiveness, cases of animal abuse or neglect can widen into other, heftier crimes. Consider a trainer who injects […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Keeping Her Horses Close

In the best-case scenario, it’s fair to say that all retired racehorses would have the option of running free in a green field after they leave the track. But for most Thoroughbreds, the odds they’ll end up living out their days in a second career or as pasture pals is not as high as it […]

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Horses Escape Injury in Fire at Aiken Training Track

A fire wiped out part of the Dogwood Stable barn at the Aiken Training Track in South Carolina on Saturday, according to Dogwood Stable vice president and communications director Jack Sadler. All 21 horses stabled in the barn at the time were evacuated safely, and are being moved to alternate stabling nearby. “Arrangements for stalls […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Walking in Secretariat’s Hoofprints

Just off Interstate 95 in central Virginia is a place that any Thoroughbred fan considers hallowed ground. The Meadow, the farm where Secretariat was born and raised, has been in the news several times in recent decades, and the news hasn’t been very good—it’s been bought, and put up for auction, and up for sale […]

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Sixteen Years Later, Colonial Downs Still Fighting for the Lead

It’s 6:10 p.m. on Saturday at Colonial Downs, two hours before the post time of the track’s biggest race of the year, and from inside the press box you can tell there’s a crowd outside. Even when the band, which seems to be playing covers typical of wedding receptions, takes a break, there’s a buzz […]

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